Sept 12, Monday Again?!

Cropped khaki's keep this casual.

Can’t believe it’s already Monday again. I’m off to work today so I need to dress somewhat ‘professional’.  I am wearing cropped khaki pants, and a cute swingy blue top (which is great for those days when my belly is bigger than it should be- maybe a little too much wine over the weekend!), and a jacket to throw on for when I’m in air conditioning. To complete my look I have another one of my new necklaces from Forever 21 and snakeskin heels. I read yesterday that pointy toes are back in style- so although I think they are very uncomfortable- I will wear them today since I know most of my day will be sitting at my desk.

Now off to work…

I love the neckline of this top- the small details make such a difference.
Love this necklace from Forever 21
I love snakeskin- and these are great for work because of the low heel.

Khaki’s- Gap, Top: Marshalls, Shoes: DWS, Jacekt: JC Penny, Necklace: Forever 21

Sept 7th, Indian Summer

Black and white doesn't have to be boring. It's the small details that make this interesting.

It was 82 degrees here yesterday! What a perfect day. My only complaint is that we waited all summer for that kind of day- and now that summer is over, we finally get it. Seriously!

Today is supposed to be another hot one, so I am wearing a sleeveless top and cropped black capris. Since my outfit is black and white- I decided to add a little pop of color with red shoes and a red necklace. The other thing that keeps this outfit interesting is the asymmetrical hemline of this top. It also has a gathering detail that adds interest and the flowy fabric is perfect to hide my tummy.

I love the hemline and gathers in this top.
The red shoes from Target add a pop of color. And they are comfy!

Pants: Nordstroms, Tank: Black Dog Boutique, Shoes: Target, Necklace: Cookie Lee

August 26th, What Not to Wear

I’m sorry but I have to do this. I went to a PTA training last night and I honestly saw a few things that made me do a double take. First, I saw 2 women in Hawaiian shirts. Seriously?! Unless you are at a laua do not wear a Hawaiian shirt in public. The other shocker was a gal in a cute floral short skirt, a cute t shirt and then tennis shoes and socks! Gasp! The horror!

To show you how bad this looks- here are 2 outfits with the exact same pants and top. In the first I am wearing my tennis shoes and my pants are wrinkly. The striped tank is pulled down too low and hits across my widest part (hips) making me look even more wide.

To change this I ironed my pants, tucked my shirt in, changed my shoes and added a belt. Simple changes- big results. I know, I hate ironing as much as anyone, but it does make a difference. As for the shoes; yes, I want to be comfortable- so I chose a wedge heel. Try one- I swear, they are actually comfortable (this is coming from the gal who wears Birkenstocks). The cute necklace breaks up the stripes a bit and the piece de la resistance is my new leopard belt. It adds an unexpected pattern- and hence, a bit of style.

What do you think?

Unless you are running- do not wear tennis shoes in public!
A few simple changes turns this into a cute outfit.
Calling ANTM!! Just kidding...

Pants: Nordstroms, Tank: Target, Wedges: Ann Taylor Loft, Belt: Target, Necklace: Khol’s